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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 5

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SATURDAY, JULY 29,1944 ^» • Old Records Reveal Tasf Of Pittsburgh (UP)—This city's history'"mid "inch of Its childhood can ' |,,. 'found In -ilx old court volume" roci'iilly discovered lo a dusty iil- i-ovv i" '"•" Clurk of County Court.* Dating fi'om 17G2 'to 1801. I hem- uvuttierbeRten and yellowed vol- umi'.i 'i- 1 " accurately • the doings and 'Ynrryinfr*-on" of pioneer Pltt.ibuctlhi'rs iind the origination of iniiny present-day street names. Kor example, in .VTlM. John Washington, reputedly a cousin to our firs', f'1'f -idi'ivt. was fitiod five pound.* for assault and buttery, Othec person." 'of Hint day In- rludi'd Jiicob Nejfley, from whom NVtfU'y Ave. received ,it-s muiie; Eilwird ^t. Ctnlr. origiivu.1 owner of all tin- land, .that is now St. Clair Township; Juhn Kennedy. original landowner of Kennedy Township; James- Bedford, where Bedford Ave. derived Its title, and tvttr Wood, part of the Wood family that owned all the hind now 'facing Wood St. In Wllkln.-- biirjr. Also Jeremiah W I 1 k I n ,*. .'jur.di'r of Wilklnsburg and Wil- kin.i Township, the Snowdon, Mlf- flin, and other families. Growth of the City Xot iinti! the openinK of the si'coml book is^the growth of the city plainly visible'. In it 1st a pro- posal—currk'd out later In another' part—to extend Fifth Ave, from the Quarry (now Soho) to Grant Hill (now the Court House), and :o the Market Place, which then was at the fool of Wootl Run (now Wood St.). Thin book also records the proposal for grading and widening 1 of a "cow-path" at th.- foot of 'Fifth Ave. a: Wood Run to Fort Duquesne, the pres- *n!-day Block-house. Pctsburgh was taking? shape. At The Gem Sunday And Monday •|^Wrfi<M^«^l|- 1 • ' - • i I'arliir sri'iie friini I'anunoiint's "Doulile Indemnity," nlarrlng Fr«<l MiiuMiirra.v. Uarhura Stanwyck tnul Edward 'G. RohliiNon. Thu tonne murder film l.s an udapttitliin of .lames M. Cuill's hcHt-Ne.llliiK' novel, Ineliulrd In the Miipporting cast are .lean Heather,' Kortunio Boiiu- novul. I'orter Hull, liyron llarr uiul .Xont..r.owurH. . Political Writer For 46 Years Honored By Both Conventions But not without its wrangles, court scenes and political squabbles. Strangely enough, not a few women "faced" the judge. A Grace Idivoi'hill, ITliC version of Gypsy Rose Leo. was lined for "lifting her skirt in public beyond the line of decency." The finely written Spmiceriun hand did not explain the court's opinion of what termed thf line." Amanda Sohmers \vns lined for "acting" unladylike" In tht- Market Place. The third hook lists quite clearly th« pound sterling; cancellation for our present monetary unit... n subtle way of saying we won the 1 Revolutionary War. Giirft-w ut Klght "Hough - h o u ae s" arc found throughout the fourth book, to- Krth.-r \vith appointments of pa- iri'ls and curfew police to "quieten the dangers of street bi'aivjs,.break up chicken thlovns," and "clear the streets atcurfew "Kbur"—'which. In that dny wan 8 p. m. Many ot our forefathers paid $2, $5, and even ill) for "traipsing" iifter curfew. .Vttmfoer four and five are (llled with fines and sentences for "smuggling sheep" and "trafficking in unpaid-t'or-goods." i Odd names, none to be found in our present-day directories, ('raced many pages. Some are Hun- nery. Oom, Gunnery, Bakblght- cr, Snwfl, Sown, Model lo Lambkin, libber, Kingsmen, Klngslaw, Lady- slipper and Jogg. The sixth book is Incomplete, imt It records the fact that it was against the law for a man o "unduly aggravate." his wife, and for the wife to ."unduly nag" her husband, A Sarah Longhorr. 'was Junked in thu river for ;'pro- Inn^'cd" nji^'in^, but there is ;10 reference as to the cure. By NORMAN A. .1OIIN.SON I'res.s SliilT CorrespoiMlent Denver, Col. (UP)—It isn't often that the men who plan the national conventions for the Republican and Democratic parties aprce on anything, but this year they did it. The convention planners for both parties agreed that a Colorado reporter is the deal of free-lance writers and representatives of individual papers at the national con- Ordnance Studies Storing- Of-Powder , Under Water Advertising 1 For Lost Ration Books Done Away With Jt I.H no longer necessary for por- .xons whd lost: their ration books to advertise for them in the nuws- paperst. Martin Lynn, chairman of 'he local War Price and .Rationing lioartl, announced today. "We adopted the advertising requirement with the approval of the Htntc Otllce of Price Administration more than a year' ago," the Chairman said, "This was done in "n effort to recover as many lost lionks us possible." Since original adoption of the Plan, however, OPA and the post wilce department have arranged that uny lost book may bo dropped h y the Under In H ' mailbox and it will In- returned to its holder just 'i.i though it were first class mall, *"' added. "Kxpcricncp has shown that Lost and Pound ads recovered few lost •lifioks." Air. Lynn asserted. "Therefore, w,. have decided to drop this j r "(|lilrenient and depv.d solely on "'B free mailing system. If this system is going to work, however, j' i" necessary that cvory ration hook holder make sure his name and f u || achlresx j s on t ho cover of "is liook. Otherwise, if lost, it will '-•nd up i,, .),c dead letter otlice," claves. Press Badge No. 1 for both meetings went to 70-year-old Alva A. Swain of Denver, who has been covering these conventions since 1900—the year that William !Mc- Kinloy defeated William Jennings Bryan. Began Column In 18U8 Throughout t h o M ".. 'IS years, Swain's reporting on politics and politicians has been printed in a column titled "Under the Capitol Dome," which Swain has been writing- for cluily and weekly newspapers in Colorado since 1898, the year after he moved West from his native Indiana. The column deals primarily with events -in Colorado's go to a national convention, or go state capital, but when Coloradans to some neighboring state to discuss war rights or sonii; other matter vital to Colorado, or go .to Washington to argue some important question before the United States Supreme Court, Swain is very likely lo go o.ton;,'. During his years at National conventions—he hasn't missed a Republican convention and has missed only two Democratic meetings since 1900—Swain has do- develop some definite impressions. Only two convention fights, in his opinion, reals- were outstanding. One was the light at the .Republican meeting of 19.12, when Theodore Roosevelt had his heated contest with William Howard Tuft and then bolted the party and formed his "Bull Moose" ticket. The other was the Democratic convention of 1D20. when Al Smith tangled with William Jennings Bryan over the prohibition issue and the convention wound up by nominating James Cox for President, Instead of Bryan's candidate, William C. McAtloo. In contrast, two conventions stand out, in Swain's opinion for their dignity. One was the Republican convention of 3924, which nominated Calvin Coolidge for a second term, and the other was the Democratic gathering of 1D10, which nominated Woodrow Wilson, for re-election. "There wasn't any foolishness at either convention," Swain says, j Swain has found all of them in- ; tercsting, though. In ho past -10 years he has been offered uncon- testod nominations for practically every political oltlce In Colorado, but he has turned down all chances for a political career. Ho has preferred, Instead, to v.-ntch politics and government from the sidelines as a reporter. Dover, N. J.—-(UP)—Methods of storing smokeless powder under water indefinitely, in anticipation of postwar storage problems, are '• the subject of extensive experiments at Raritan arsenal, according to Col. W. E. learned, commanding officer. Gunpowder immersed in the waters off Picat.inny lake for 16'years still retains its explosive qualities and will propel artillery. ammunition' without.loss of strength. Advantages of the under-watcr storage method include pi'otec'.io'n from lightning, spontaneous ignition, molestation by unauthorized peVson's arid the weakening effect of summer heat..- - • . ' ': Boxes of reference powders, the stability of which has ,been deter : mined, are,' sunk in the lake 1 outside the Arsenal reservation.- near 'huro, and-holes -are drilled'to permit .water, to' cover the explosive: Snmplus are tested from''time to time for chomiciil analysis and test firing. ' • Expect Home Freezes In 5 Sizes After War Mansfield, ' Ohio ' (UP)— Home fi-oexor cabiii'Ots,' in five different .sixes, will hb offered to housewives in the postwar ra, according to Wcstinprhouso Electric & Manufacturing Co. officials. "Home freezer cabinets can rev- olutionise a housewife's shopping and housekeeping habit's." said J. M.. Ashb:iugh, vi<:e president, j.m charge of the company's electric appliance division. "She can market when she c-hoos- es-—once a in'onth or every two weeks—-or she can process foods from her own garden at the peak of their flavor and .nutritivo viiluo. And she can cook at any time, then freeze it for future use." Ontario produces more than one- half the dominion's cheese, Production of soybeans in the U. S. Increased from about five million bushels In 1922 to more than 200 million In 19'!2. % and % Inch GOOD QUALITY GARDEN HOSE Lawn Sprinklers and Nozzles NAUGATUCK HARDWARE NEABl" BUILDING . Tel. 5212 'A TOWNS HOLD 27 Ferdinand, Vt. (UP)— The "un- nizod" towns of Averill, Lewis Ferdinand cover 300 square niilns of ESSP.X county and have a total population of 27. nnd The Only Exclusive Record Store In Naugatuck LOVINE Electric Company 8 Church St. Lincoln, fiore 81 W. HIAIN ST. . Fhoncx 3-5080 - H-10J1 FINKST 'SBLKCTION OF RKCOKDS IN WATKRBURV MY Columbia - Victor ^ Okch , Elite - Bluebird AT NEW LOW PRICES Cash Paid For Old Records New Records ICxehanjred For Old YOTJH EYEGLASSES SHOP C. H. Tomlinson Ncary Building Niiugntuck, Conn. STORF, CLOSED ALL DAY EACH MONDAY UUJUNti JULY AND AUGUST 1'rompt, Kxpurt WATCH & JEWELRY REPAIRING William Schpero Jeweler 180 CHUKCH ST, — 1 Flight Up — GREATER SERVICE from your olotlieK when tlicy are cleaned regulnrly hy our expert workmen. 1'roinpt serv- lev. D. LIEBERMAN 20 CHURCH STREET NewpoifM&n ?f Pleads Innocent To Manslaughter Charge Newoprt, Rf I,, July A Newpoi-t .restaurant 6'pvnc'r ']ho* pleaded innocent to a .' ter charge. . '.' Donuls Chriatofos w<LS.''',charg;)d with manslaughter In c6.ni\ectloh with the fatal 'poisoning .fof- 'Mrs. Arleno Dunham of Newport, 'The woman was allegedly served (?i;id- dle cakes which the state toxlcolo- grlst said contained poison. Chrlstofos was released'In'$7,500 ball. Perviou.sly Harry.'Si'Pavlolas. the chef at the restaurant,;;was arraigned o.n, July 18th, and'released in a $7,000 bond. Judge. Arthur J. Sullivan ordered the case ;lo come to trial next Friday. :,< Blood Donor Receives Thank Of De Gaulle Jenklntown, . Pa.,— (Up) — A Frenchwoman who came ; 'tb Amoi*- ica as a war briue in iS'18, Mrs: Juliette Serpentine .of Jenkintowii, has recelvecl "a letter of- tlianks from Gen. Charles do Gaulle; fat her contribution of bipod/ to..{Free French forces. . "^j'-f >.';': :.;,. Mrs. Serpcntlno recently became a member of the "Gallon Club": of the Red Cross blood" donor service, after contributing eight pints of blood, which she dedicated to the French. From the>.Headquarters of Gen. de Gaulc came the following acknowledgment: , "I extend my sincere congratulations and thanks for-.-whatlvsiou. Round Trip Return TMI's Nazi prisoner was u hutch- er In .Brooklyn,'-N: V., for ten yoiirs before hi; returned to Germany to fiBht for the Nu/.lH. lie WUH cnpturod by American forces In Normandy and Is nil own iiliourd ii- Coast Guard trims port which Itt headed back to tin: V. S. . wlth'./Sviir ' prisoners. Count; Guard photo.-...(liit«rnutlonal) arc doing for; the,,Free French." The Red ''Cross' was able to contact Mrs. Serpentine's family in Paris and -send reassurance that all was well. The Frenchwoman came to this countryjas the bride of Frank Scr- pcntino,'a veteran of the 28th Division in World War I. -The co'.iple spend Sundays entertaining sailors of the Free. French fleet at their ome. Navy Speeds In Marianas By CHARM'S P. ARNOT United - l>r«HN War Correspondent With U. S. Pacific Fleet in the Western Pacific (UP)—Triple the uvci'asc number ol letters received by the average citizen of Indianapolis, for instance, and you have >a routjh idea of the postal problem the Navy faced when the Control Pacific front surged westward 4,000 miles from'Pearl Harbor to the Marianas via the Gilberts and Mar.shalls. The Navy solved the complex jig-saw punxle, Lt. Comdr. Earlc D. Chance of'(4637 W: Fifth St.) Los Angeles, revealed here with a handful of orders from Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, fleets of transport planes, the judgement'of veteran mail handlers and a deft bit of o.stu) "quurterbacking.'-'' One Week to MuraluillR Now It isn't unusual for airmail letters, posted in New York City on a Sunday to be in the hahds'of i serviceman in the Marshall islands, 9,000 miles* away-", just a. week later. In. the Gilberts'airmail. letters from home are boinjr received regularly in three to four days. The standing record in the Mnrshalls is four day's from Virginia. To Chance, a postal inspector for 20 years in his home city went the job of setting up machinery to get the mail to men at the front. Since October, 1912, he was flown nearly 00,000 miles. "The average, post ofHce known approximately where its patrons can -be found," Chance explained "but out here men move around with such lightriinu speed we muni anticipate their movements anil then get the mail there ahead of them." . . Followed. As"nnult Forces Mai) deliveries have reached a peak of cltlcicncy in the forward area of the Central Pn-jiilc theater. At Tarawa, ships candying postal details were so close behind the assault forces that their crews watched the preinvaaion bombardment. With the invasion forces At Sal- pan was an LST carrying a fleet post-olllce unit. De-livery of mail to servicemen aboard assault ships began four days after the invasion. Two days later seaplanes were rushing 1 the first airmail to the Marianas and four days later service was under way. for troops ashore. In spite of the caro and speed with which the mail is handled the fleet records office has thousands of undelivered lellurs which were improperly or illegibly ad- dressed. For. instance;' there are 11,0000. Smiths In" IhV Pacific fle'tt, Chance dincloscd, •URgoctlng that addresses should' include 'nervier number/*. ' • • ' A.VN'OUNCKR DIK8 Hartford, July 20—(UP)—An- nounccr-Joseph Marmficld of radio station WNBC oir Hkrtford, I* deaui after' an illnws' ; -of only •«. day. MunsKcId was taken 111 .it 111* ho 1 tcl room Wednesday night and dltd. l.asOni'uhl at'Hartford, hospital. Ha was 23 ycar£^.Dld,,'Wnd leaves, hi* p.-j i c:itH uiiil a »l«tcr, living in J-T^mpsleadi. !.».;'I. . ~ . GIFTS FOR WEDDINGS, SIIOWKKS, ANMVKKMAKIKM, ' Ktc. -. CENTKIl.ST.; DIAL B-*7«ft HEAVY TURKISH TOWELS Largo «l7.o bal.h_ lowoln of quick- drying, fluffy coilnn tprry. Firm, long- wearing weave. Chooie from solid pastels, colored - border* or plaids. ., , WASH CLOTHS :...:. .6c G. C. MURPHY CO. NAUGATUCK, CONN. CHURCH ST. Wbats the Cost of a Wanderi Cross 7 Every white wooden _J j •„ cross that marks, the ^^^"^ grave of an American fighting man is,-paid for in full— with a gold star, a handful of bitter-sweet'memories ... and an empty heart at home. 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